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Improving Transitions. Reducing Readmissions.

A national conversation highlighting efforts to improve care transitions, reduce avoidable hospital readmissions, and lift the overall quality of care.

Our continuing education program brings together local and national experts in care transitions and care coordination to discuss best practices to reduce avoidable readmissions.

Our continuing education program brings together local and national experts in care transitions and care coordination to discuss best practices to reduce avoidable readmissions.

Our continuing education program brings together local and national experts in care transitions and care coordination to discuss best practices to reduce avoidable readmissions.

Featured Research

The Revolving Door Syndrome

The Revolving Door: A Report on U.S. Hospital Readmissions

A new report from RWJF shows that hospitals and their community allies made little progress from 2008 to 2010 at reducing hospital readmissions for elderly patients. 

The report finds that the chance of readmission after patients leave the hospital varies markedly across regions and hospitals and that overall readmission rates did not decline meaningfully. The findings are based on new Medicare data from the Dartmouth Atlas Project that includes readmission rates for states, hospital referral regions, and more than 3,000 hospitals.

View an interactive map of the regional data

Read the report

The Transitions and Readmissions Challenge

 

America's health care system faces a dangerous and costly crisis: too many patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after discharge due to poor care transitions.

America's health care system faces a dangerous and costly crisis: too many patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after discharge due to poor care transitions.

The Transitions and Readmissions Challenge

 

America's health care system faces a dangerous and costly crisis: too many patients are readmitted to the hospital shortly after discharge due to poor care transitions.